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dr-no: [DE] Dieser Cache wird nicht mehr zum Leben erweckt, das Jubiläumsjahr ist ja nun auch schon fast ein Jahr her. Ausserdem war der Versteckort nacht ganz so geschickt gewählt. Für alle, die es nicht bis zur Dose geschafft haben, hier die Auflösung: Gesucht war natürlich die Statue von Erzherzog Johann im Zentrum des Hauptplatzes. Wenn man die Fragen richtig beantwortet hatte, kam man per Peilung zum Fußgängerzonenschild, dass sich gegenüber dem Haupteingang der Steiermärkischen Sparkasse befinden. Auch die Gründung diese Institution wurde von Erzherzog Johann veranlasst.
Der Dank geht natürlich an alle, die dieses Rätsel gelöst und hoffentlich auch den Cache gefunden haben. dr-no
[EN] This Cache will not be activated again, since the anniversary has ended almost one year ago. In addition the final location was not the best. For all, who did not manage to solve the riddle, here comes the solution: The asked statue is located in the middle of the "Grazer Hauptplatz". In case you answered the given questions correctly you ended up at the corner of the house opposite to the main entrance of the "Steiermärkische Sparkasse" - another intistitution whose foundation Erzherzog Johann initiated. I'd like to thank everybody solving the riddle and finding the cache. dr-no


Erzherzog Johann 09

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Hidden : 08/31/2009
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Erzherzog Johann (1782-1859)

This Cache is devoded to Erzherzog Johann whos 150th anniversary of the death is celebrated this year. Erzherzog Johann was in fact a very important person for Styria and the rest of Austria, since he founded several mostly nonprofit organisations and was always considered to be a man of the people. There's tons of material about him available on the internet, please have a look on it.

About the Cache:

Close to the header coordinates you will find a newly renovated statue from Erzherzog Johann. This is the center of all your following doings. In preperation for the cache answer the following questions and calculate the bearing angle A and the distance B both taken from the statue.
Like already mentioned Erzherzog Johann is known for his foundations, the following list shows an extract of nowadays organisations based on his doings. Find out when they were originally founded (even tough they might have been called different at that time):
- Steiermärkische Landesbibliothek
- Technische Universität
- Grazer Wechselseitige Versicherung Aktiengesellschaft
- Montanuniversität Leoben


Take the numbers consisting of the 3rd and 4th digit of the founding year only (18XX) and sum them up, let us call the result SUM. Then calculate the following: A=SUM*2+12 B=SUM/2+10
It might be useful to have the whole list of organizations in mind. In case you have the choise between two sides, take the less dangerous one. Please bring your own pen!
Happy caching, dr-no.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

RA: zntargvp - genssvp fvta - uvcf urvtug
QR: zntargvfpu - Irexruefmrvpura - Uüsguöur

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